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Throughout the years Ontario has become a very multicultural province, meaning all schools are multicultural. Recently the government of Ontario has thought about the idea of having schools that are race-specific. These schools would only be open for a sp

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Race-Specific Schools in Ontario Throughout the years Ontario has become a very multicultural province, meaning all schools are multicultural. Recently the government of Ontario has thought about the idea of having schools that are race-specific. These schools would only be open for a specific race and base it on the abilities of that race. Could a school like this work in our multicultural society? There are many people today that would not agree with this decision for many reasons. Society believes that these schools will not prepare students for the real world; they are an old-fashion idea. The Canadian dream is to be multi-cultural but an inclusive place. This idea of race based schools is looked down upon in this society. People think that making schools for specific races will not prepare students when they enter the real world after finishing high school. Going to race-specific school students will only be taught about the culture, and history of their own country. ...read more.

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In a modern multi-cultural society this would be moving a step in the opposite direction. Ontario is trying to move up culturally, but this would just move the province back. In many institutions they have programs that speak against racism, and try to prove that everyone is equal, and is able bodied to intake the same amount of knowledge and information. Making these schools would bring back the racism into our country, and go against all these racism acts. This would bring us back into time, where racism was part of the norm. Students should be learning in an environment where they are surrounded by people of different race. Dalton Mcguinty speaks on black focused schools and says "I think our shared responsibility is to look for ways to bring people together." (Toronto star). We should not be moving backwards, but rather move forward to a better system and society. ...read more.

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Therefore making a school like this would go against everything we worked so hard to have in our multi-cultural country. So although some may think that having a same race school may be beneficial it has and still is a very controversial issue within our society. There are many different reasons as to why having this sort of institution will have a negative impact on the students and societies future. However, a few major points may be the fact that after their high school education their futures maybe jeopardized. They will not be able to deal with people outside of their race and culture. Instead of progressing our society it will bring it back to the old ways that we are trying to avoid. If they decide to proceed with this transition the Canadian dream of being a multicultural society will be eliminated. Our society has continued to develop over many to come to where it is now, introducing this type of schooling system will only set it back. ...read more.

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